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MINOR EYE INJURIES: FIRST AID HELPS

Date : Monday, February 20, 2017
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WHAT ARE CONSIDERED AS MINOR EYE INJURIES?

It's common for a speck of dirt to get blown into your eye, for soap to wash into your eye, or for you to accidentally bump your eye. For these types of minor eye injuries, home treatment is usually all that is needed.

Others, like those that happen during sports activities, can be serious and may require medical attention.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MINOR EYE INJURIES?

Some of the signs and symptoms are:

  • Redness
  • Stinging or burning
  • Watering

WHAT ARE THE COMMON EYE INJURIES?

Common eye injuries do not require medical attention. However, it is helpful to know what these injuries are and how to treat them. Here are some first aid tips for common eye injuries:

  • Foreign Objects: Rubbing the eye — or trying to remove an object with your finger — may end up abrading the cornea and creating a much more serious situation, he says. Instead, allow your tears to flow in response to the irritation. If that doesn’t flush it out, rinse the eye with clean water or with sterile saline solution. If your eye continues to bother you, or the foreign body remains, contact your eye doctor.
  • Chemicals: Industrial chemicals and some household cleaning solutions cause serious damage when splashed into the eye. If you get a chemical solution in your eye, rinse it out with clean water or saline solution immediately and thoroughly, preferably for at least 15 minutes. You may need to hold the eye open to allow the water or saline solution to properly flush it out.
  • A Blow: People of all ages play sports and, at some point, may suffer a blow to the eye from a ball or some other object during a game. Hold a cold compress or ice pack without putting any pressure. Visit a doctor if pain persists or if the injury affects your vision.
  • A Puncture Wound: A puncture wound to the eye requires immediate attention in an urgent care or emergency room setting. Don’t attempt to flush out or remove anything stuck in the eye and avoid rubbing your eye and the area around it.
  • A Cut to the Eye or Eyelid: Unless it’s a very minor cut in the skin around the eye, this injury typically requires immediate medical attention. Do not attempt to wash a cut eye or eyelid. Instead, without adding pressure to the eyeball, apply a clean cloth or sterile bandage to the area. Avoid using fluffy cotton or similar materials around the eye because fibres could stick in the area and cause more pain and irritation.
 

WHY KIMS?

The KIMS Eye Care Centre provides outstanding ophthalmic care to its patients. With an emphasis on compassion and efficiency, we have made it a priority to strive for excellence in serving vision needs. KIMS Eye Care Centre is equipped with state-of- the-art surgical and diagnostic equipment, modern operation theatre and total productivity systems. For minor eye irritation treatment and for major surgeries such as cataract, we are always ready 24 x 7. We are proud to state that we are adjudged to be one of the best cataract transplantation hospitals in Hyderabad and also proud to have the best cataract transplant surgery doctors. in Hyderabad.

Department : Ophthalmology
Branch : KIMS Kondapur, KIMS Secunderabad
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